Special Issue "The Research on Neuroscience in C. elegans"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cells of the Nervous System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

1. Department of Life Science, Hallym University, Chuncheon 24252, Republic of Korea
2. Multidisciplinary Genome Institute, Hallym University, Chuncheon 24252, Republic of Korea
Interests: C. elegans; neuronal regeneration and degeneration; neurotoxicity; neurodevelopment
1. Department of Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
2. Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Interests: C. elegans; interaction between neuron and germline; neuronal degeneration; neuronal toxicology; tumorigenesis
Dr. Salvatore J. Cherra, III
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Guest Editor
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40515, USA
Interests: synapse development; neuromuscular function; epidermal-neuronal signaling; signal transduction pathways

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has long been a model organisms for neuroscience research due to its simple nervous system and genetic tractability. In recent years, advances in technology have allowed researchers to further explore the neural mechanisms underlying behavior in C. elegans, providing new insights into fundamental questions in neuroscience.

This Special Issue brings together a collection of original research articles, reviews, and perspectives that showcase the latest advances in the field of neuroscience using C. elegans. The articles cover a wide range of topics, including synaptic transmission, neural circuitry, behavior, neural development, plasticity, and disease. The studies presented utilize a variety of techniques, including optogenetics, imaging, microfluidics, and genetics, to uncover the intricate workings of the nematode nervous system. In addition to showcasing the latest research findings, this Special Issue also highlights some of the key challenges and future directions for the field of neuroscience in C. elegans.

Overall, this Special Issue provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on neuroscience in C. elegans. The studies presented highlight the power of this model organism for unraveling the complexities of the nervous system and advancing our understanding of basic neurobiological processes.

We hope that this Special Issue will serve as a valuable resource for researchers interested in using C. elegans to investigate the neural basis of behavior and disease. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Kyung Won Kim
Dr. Myon Hee Lee
Dr. Salvatore J. Cherra, III
Guest Editors

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  • new technology for neuroscience
  • neurodevelopment
  • synapse development
  • neuromuscular function
  • neurotoxicity
  • neuronal regeneration and degeneration
  • learning and memory
  • transgenerational memory
  • neuronal disorder modeling
  • communication between neuron and non-neuronal tissues
  • drug screening

Published Papers

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